The Washington Redskins' 2018 preseason schedule is officially here.
Before the NFL regular season begins the weekend of Sept. 9, the Redskins have four tune-up games
The Redskins start the preseason with a bang, facing the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots on the road. That game takes place on Thursday, Aug. 9 and will air on NBC Sports Washington.
After that, Washington will host the New York Jets on Thursday, Aug. 16 followed by the final home game of the preseason against the Broncos on Friday, Aug. 4.
Jay Gruden’s squad will wrap up their preseason schedule with a quick trip to Baltimore to face the Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 30.
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Redskins 2018 Preseason Schedule:
Week 1: Thursday, Aug.9 at New England Patriots (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington)
Week 2: Thursday, Aug. 16 vs. New York Jets (8:00 p.m., ESPN)
Week 3: Friday, Aug. 24 vs. Denver Broncos (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington)
Week 4: Thursday, Aug. 30 at Baltimore Ravens (7:30 p.m., NBC Sports Washington)
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The Redskins will travel from Richmond, Va. to Foxborough, Mass. on Wednesday in preparation for their preseason opener against the Patriots.
Whether or not Tom Brady touches the field, any trip to Foxborough where Bill Belichick stands on the sideline has juice.
Following the game in New England, the Redskins will return to Richmond to host the New York Jets and former Redskin Terrelle Pryor for a week of joint practices and a preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 18.
When the Broncos come to FedEx Field, they too will be working in a new QB in Case Keenum. That will be the third preseason game, which usually means the starters play the most.
The fourth preseason game matches the Redkins and the Ravens, two close geographic teams that usually play in the preseason. Could that mean Robert Griffin III suits up against Washington? It could.
Three of the four preseason games will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington.